BS in Software Engineering

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 51,029

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

The Bachelor of Science in software engineering at Trine University will teach you to apply scientific principles to develop software. The degree includes computer programming, but also is concerned with methodologies, techniques, and tools to manage the lifecycle of software.

The degree: From circuits to integrated systems

The Bachelor of Science in software engineering curriculum will provide you a solid background in the theory and practice of all phases in the software engineering process. Courses cover programming, algorithms, digital electronics, systems programming, and include an advanced elective area and a capstone design project.

The experience: Explore all aspects of software

The working environment of software engineers is team-based. You will gain experience through interactive experiences in and out of the classroom. You will explore:

  • Cost effectiveness
  • Usability
  • Modelling and analysis
  • Design
  • Reliability
  • Quality
  • Requirements and testing
  • Teamwork
  • Project management

You will develop skills employers are looking for, including analytical skills, communication skills, computer skills, creativity, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills and an eye for detail. The format of laboratories and design projects is such that you will experience working as an individual, working with a same-discipline partner or small team, and finally working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The result: Careers that are in demand

Software engineering prepares students for careers in software development at small and large organizations worldwide.

Other job opportunities include careers as computer and information research scientists, software development engineer, computer and information systems managers, data engineer, project manager, computer network architects, information security analysts and web developers.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours -  128

General Education Requirements - 44 credit hours

• ENG 103 English Composition I

• ENG 133 Technical Communications

• SP 203 Effective Speaking

• MA 134 Calculus I

• MA 164 Calculus II

• MA 213 Calculus III

• Humanities Electives - 6 credit hours

• Social Sciences Electives - 6 credit hours

• CH 104 General Chemistry I

  or BIO 114 Principles of Biology

• PH 224 University Physics I

• PH 234 University Physics II

Program Requirements - 75 credit hours

• GE 101 Introduction to Engineering

• GE 401 Professional Practice

• ES 382 Engineering Economics

• CS 1113 Introduction to Programming

• CS 1123 Object-Oriented C

• CS 2103 Algorithms and Data Structures

• ECE 261 Digital Systems Laboratory

• ECE 263 Digital Systems

• ECE 271 Microcontrollers Laboratory

• ECE 273 Microcontrollers

• ECE 371 Embedded Systems Laboratory

• ECE 373 Embedded Systems

• ECE 4001 Contemporary Issues for Engineers

• ECE 4002 Project Management

• ECE 4003 Design Project

• SE 153 Client-side Database Development

• SE 233 Systems Programming

• SE 353 Software Engineering

• SE 383 Computer Security

• SE 393 Software Patterns and Teams

Software Engineering Concentration Electives - 12 credit hours

• Chosen from COM 343, ECE 361 & 363, CO 453 or any CS or SE prefixed courses

Unrestricted Electives - 8 credit hours (Any college-level courses)

Guided Electives - 9 credit hours

*Any 300-level or higher course in the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences or the College of Business or Engineering is pre-approved.  100 or 200 level courses can be approved by the departmental curriculum committee.

Additional Requirements - 9 credit hours

• MA 393 Probability and Statistics

• MA 473 Graph Theory and Combinatorics

• Math or Science Elective - 3 credit hours

Engineering Majors
• ONE-TIME Intl Enrolment Fee $500
• ONE-TIME Housing deposit $150
• Tuition $36,700
• Engineering /Science fee $330
• Intl Health Insurance $1,499
• Housing & Meal Plan $11,700
• Student Fee* $530
• Parking Permit Fee** $120
• Total Annual Estimate *** $51,029

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